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CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generation of americans. that we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. our nation is at war, aga
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 1:15pm EST
child like bill clinton begins to feel like he has the responsibility of bringing healing to that family, of redeeming it, of creating honor where there's dishonor. and he's so, he basically sets out to be the person who's going to rescue and redeem the family. he is an incredible student. he's front of his class. he becomes very active in boys' nation which is kind of a junior american legion. gets nominated to go to washington as the quote-unquote boys' nation candidate for u.s. senate. goes to washington. he's already six feet tall. he strides to the front of the line when they go to the white house to see president kennedy, and then when kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton lopes forward and gets his picture taken with, alongside of john f. kennedy. he's so proud. he's so proud. and he already is dedicate today the idea that he is -- dedicated to the idea that he is going to be the person who is going to bring complete honor to the family. he already, by the age of 17, is planning to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas and then president of
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. wetoday's modern age, could have more than two terms for any president? you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a string of one-term presidencies before that. that became the norm. host: let me share wi
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
timeless. each generation of americans must define what it means to be an american. >> well, bill clinton, who had a history of being long-winded, went on to deliver what aides said was the third shortest inaugural address in american history. we'll be right back. both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits. and what do you know? they used centrum silver in the study. makes me feel even better, that's what i take. sorry, we take. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, always your most complete. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking.
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
past. back in 1993 the 46-year-old bill clinton took the oath of office for the first time. he became the first baby boomer in the white house and told the country that change is not something to fear. >> when our founders boldly declared america's independence to the world and our purposes to the almighty, they knew that america to endure would have to change. not change for change's sake, but change to preserve america's ideals, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless. each generation of americans must define what it means to be an american. >> well, bill clinton, who had a history of being long-winded, went on to deliver what aides said was the third shortest inaugural address in american history. we'll be right back. how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "hardball." in his final pres
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15am EST
bill clinton. lincoln as its successful -- special case and that his second term was so brief. the it is interesting to note that only the president who had a more successful second term than their first was james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the presidents elected to a second term, and the reasons for those that have experienced failed or troubled second terms. for failed because of a war that seemed unwinnable, or for lack of preparedness. jefferson, truman, johnson and bush were the four. also, for failed because of economic crisis for failure to act to deter such a crisis. these were jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt from the 37 downturn, and george bush. at failed due to their inability to lead congress were jefferson, monroe, grants, wilson, truman, johnson, nixon and bush. to failed due to hubris, franklin roosevelt, and richard nixon are the four who did not effectively communicate their agendas or initiatives were jefferson, monroe, grant in cleveland. obviously, the dominant source of failure for second term presidents has be
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
and bill clinton, the second terms, you can see a few green sheets of the economy and if that begins to surge, david axelrod tells me later in the show, has a real chance. >> he has a huge agenda, a lot of opportunities and going to have to find a way to work with republicans not only in the senate but the house of representatives. let's see if he can do it. it's a huge, huge challenge and the responsibility is enormous, the opportunity is great. >> well, we have to see and itching to get to the party, wolf. >> love those people back there. did you hear the marching band? >> you know why i think they're so excited? your performance in skyfall. >> you were in "flight." >> that's why i wanted to mention it. >> i was in the james bond film. and you were in -- >> really great. really great for me. >> if you work really hard and play by the rules, some day maybe daniel craig and -- >> was it daniel craig or denzel washington oscar nominated? >> i don't know. >> it was denzel. do you know who helped him? me. >> let me point out. $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide. $1 billion. >> b
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
clintons and how bill clinton -- he seemed to revel in politics, the reaching out to people. in the article, i found it fascinating that the obamas haven't had bill and hillary clinton over for dinner. i -- i mean, she's -- all the things that bill clinton did during the campaign, all the work that hillary clinton's done, they've never had a dinner with them at the white house? >> i think this is something outsiders find confusing. the obamas can be vivacious, charming they have great public personalities. what people in washington see -- but people all over the country don't see, is that there's an introversion there, the obamas said both when the president became famous in 2004 and again when they came to washington, no new friends, which is the opposite of what we expect from politicians. they generally succeed by making everybody their friend. >> some people like to be president because they enjoy the office, other people relish power. >> and isn't it true, after meeting with people, he likes down time by himself. >> absolutely. if we are looking at when this presidency happens, in some
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
advocates on the hill, rhode island's jack reed. and some must-see tv. bill clinton kicks the door wide open for a hillary clinton campaign in 2016 and he makes a direct appeal, saying her health is not an issue and that he'll support whatever she decides. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 16th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. and it begins with guns. today the president will unveil what one gun control activist characterized nbc news as the most sweeping gun control measures proposed since right after the assassinations of bobby kennedy and mlk back in 1968. the president is going bold, fulfilling a promise he made one month ago in newtown, connecticut. >> are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage? that the politics are too hard? >> the white house thinks it's better to go for broke than to lose doing something more minimalist. the president's proposals will include a combination of plans he'll ask congress to consider, but also a number of actions he can t
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
presidents? >> i think it's very similar to what presidents have recently experienced. bill clinton came thinking he could change it. the last person who really began to sense there were greater possibilities was reagan. that was almost a different political age. >> you also think about how the clintons and how bill clinton. he seemed to revel in politics. they haven't had bill and hillary over for dinner. they've never had a dinner. >> i think this is something outsiders find difficult. they can be charming. they have great public personalities. what people in washington see but i think people all over the country don't see it if there's an introversion there. there's a self-protectedness. the obamas said both when the president became famous in 2004 and when they came to washington, no new friends which is the opposite of what we expect from politicians. politicians generally succeed by making everybody they friend. >> some people like to be president because they really enjoy the office. other people relish power and exercising power. >> is it true that president obama after meeting w
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
>> we are back with the congressman. matt, back to you. you served with bill clinton 20 years and now with barack obama; tell me the difference. >> governor, i sat through a government shut down with president clinton and impeachment which i voted for and all kines of fights between us and the president and i never thought in my wildest dreams that i would say this, but after four years of barack obama i am nostalgic for bill clinon. >> i have heard a lot of the republicanns say who were in the congress at that time bill clinton understood the art of the governing, congressman stockman, your perspective. you have been there. >> he's treating us like a college professor in the classroom. he lectures and not engaging us . stands back and we submitting the term paper and he puts we don't want it . we guess at what he wants and he doesn't engage. when he was a state senator and senator, he did a vote in present . that's what we feel like we have no leadership in the white house. you look at john boehner who went with proposals and guessed at what we wanted. i wish we had clinton back,
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
." during his first term, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
bill clinton. and in clinton's second term, they did actually get stuff done. they worked it out between them. but does the president have that kind of relationship with john boehner, say, where we can feel optimistic that they're going to have a very different kind of relationship but can actually be more effective? >> i think there's a different kind of dynamic that speaker boehner has to deal with. i don't know him personally, but his reputation is that he can get deals done, but then he has to sell them in a caucus, some whom, a minority, but a vocal minority of whom are very rigid indeed. so i think the speaker has an opportunity to show his more magnanimous leadership and to lead the whole of the house, and not just his caucus. and as he does that, i think his relationship, not just with the president, but with the general public will improve, and i hope it does. >> one of the issues he's going to face is gun crime, gun control, gun violence, generally. he's been generally audacious in terms of the proposals he's put forward. there's a reality check within minutes of him do
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 2:05am PST
. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait. she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bear in mind bill clinton sent a grand total of two emails during his eight years. his eight years in office. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> young man from chico, california. who will be one of the performers not singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyonce', kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who won't be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. this is a terrible, terrible day for me and my book. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to go there. >> all the others, james taylor is
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
, bill clinton and steven spielberg's big secret. we will reveal that for you next. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back. another chilly morning in california. l.a. starting off at 39 degrees but you're almost done with that really cool air you've been dealing with. temperatures in seattle and portland in mid-30s right now. we'll top out in the 30s. watch out for freezing fog in the pacific northwest. especially across the coast of oregon. and then it is going to be sunny right down into california. temperatures today in the 50s and 60s. tomorrow's even better. we should inch closer to 70 degrees in l.a. much needed warm air for that area. they couldn't really handle the cold air, the orange crops and everything, it's been brutal. >> when i lived there, i couldn't stand it when it went below 50 degrees. thanks a lot. >>> >>> well, it looks like tina fey and amy poehler may have a new annual gig. the hosting pair scored the highest ratings for the golden globes since 2007, now, the pressure is on first time oscar host seth macfarlane who said, it doesn't m
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:30pm EST
is that a child like bill clinton decides to feel like he has the response of the day responsibility of regaining it with dishonor and so he basically sets out to be the person that is going to redeem the family. he's an incredible student, the front of his class, she becomes very active in the boys' nation which is a junior american legion, gets nominated to go to washington as the candidate for u.s. senate. goes to washington. he's already 6 feet tall. he strives to the front of the line when they go to the white house to see president kennedy. and then when kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton looks forward and get his picture taken alongside john f. kennedy. he is so proud. he's so proud and he is already dedicated to the idea that he is going to be the person that is going to during complete honor to his family. by the age of 17 he's planning to be elected the attorney general of arkansas, then the governor of arkansas and president of the united states. this is something that everyone who knows him knows about and they talk about all the time. it's not from the university
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
showed up on election day is such that they don't need to the way that bill clinton did losing conservative voters, particularly swing voters anymore, because they have a new coalition and that's driving the president to say, look, we can satisfy these long-term pentup liberal demands and you see that as true? >> i would argue that that analysis is probably the best way of looking at this president and understanding what he's doing. democratic presidents in the past, you've looked at bill clinton, they understood and they believed there was a real benefit to being somewhat in the middle, centrist and working with republicans and getting things done and getting that vast bipartisan approval quotient. and this president hasn't done that, but he believes he has what it takes to have the democrats in office with a liberal majority and that brings up a huge question how sincere he is over the next two years about some of the item agenda, agenda items he's put forward like immigration, or whether this is about taking issues making republicans look like they're disunited and unable to
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
looked at bill clinton, they understood and they believed there was a real benefit to being somewhat in the middle, centrist and working with republicans and getting things done and getting that vast bipartisan approval quotient. and this president hasn't done that, but he believes he has what it takes to have the democrats in office with a liberal majority and that brings up a huge question how sincere he is over the next two years about some of the item agenda, agenda items he's put forward like immigration, or whether this is about taking issues making republicans look like they're disunited and unable to govern and route them out of the house in 2014 and have everyone unified on the last two years. >> and one on the left might be some democrats and some republican-leaning seats in the senate, states that need to win their senate seats in order for the democrats to continue holding majority in the senate we're talking about arkansas, alaska, north carolina and so forth. and if obama wants to pursue an aggressive agenda in the second term, he can't afford to lose the senat
Current
Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
got to tell you. the ires preparable the irreppressableible bill clinton talking about don't worry about hillary. she had a little health problem here but she has bounced back. he said she is one strong mama. >> she has always been very very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, standing heart beat. i tell her she has time to have three more husbands after me. >> great. this sounds like it will be a little family joke as she fires back at him, too. >> whenever i am stubborn about something in my constant quest for self improvement, she refers to me as her first husband. >> so funny. >> my first husband. >> she is now, i mean, you know we've always thought of bill clinton as a rock star and he is, but she is getting up close to maybe even surpassed him. at the gold even globes the other night, when he was there, the two hosts, amy poehler and tina fey said, do you know who that was? that was hillary clinton's husband. >> that was his husband, called him bill rodham clinton. >> i think she may have surpassed him. you know, i think what he is indicating there is we haven't seen
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
moment that had everybody talking this morning, from bill clinton's special appearance to jodie foster's speech, straight from the heart. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathing. today, we're ready for whatever swims our way. ask your doctor about sy
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
president bill clinton at a private meeting was warning fellow democrats about dismissing progun arguments. he said that could be very counter productive for democrats. interesting mix here. byron york joins me now. chief political correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. >> good morning, mar that are. >> an interesting comparison. if you less ton what the president has been -- if you you listen to what the president has been saying lately he has been really putting gun owners on the defense eastbound. when you look at the numbers the nra in the country is more popular than the president right now. >> sure is. i think it is important to remember in these fights between the two that people have been members of the nra and supporters of the nra for longer than barack obama has been a politician, much less the president. and i should say also that in this fox news poll people had a more favorable impression of the nra not only than president obama but also the democratic or republican parties. there s a pretty deep reservoir of goodwill for the nra in the american
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
helped to be succeeded by the vice president and bill clinton and al gore in 2000 and bill clinton rescheduling to a few days before the new hampshire primary to try to give gore the boost over bradley. it mattered very much for clinton for gore to succeed him and gore did not. looking at barack obama's position here, the natural successor candidate for 2016 would be the vice president, joe biden, but it looks like he's sort of overshadowed here by another -- somebody else with a claim, as well. hillary clinton. how do you think that shakes snout who has the claim to be the sort of successor candidate going forward? >> well, the nice thing is they both do. you have an heir and a spare. you have a two good back-ups. and let's take thomas jefferson, because the presidents who have done this in the past are ronald reagan, franklin roosevelt, abe lincoln and thomas jefferson. thomas jefferson hands off power to his secretary of state james madison. so, both secretaries of state historically and vice presidents have been plausible successors. >> you know, in your advice to the president to make sure
PBS
Jan 13, 2013 3:30pm PST
who was responsible for three surpluses under bill clinton, let me tell you, bill clinton had three different programs to reduce the budget deficit and bring about that. so it was a presidential decision. it's not the decision of the budget director. having said that he is widely recognized as being outstanding budget director. he is not widely recognized for understanding the world of finance or knowing the people in the world of finance but let's hope we don't have another financial crisis, although with the kind of deficits we are running, we are vulnerable to a financial crisis. >> but he appears to be a person you can rely on. >> yes, without question. he knows the budget, as people say, inside and out. he's a very solid guy. his word is taken at its face value, and he knows how to deal on 1. new york university, executive vice president and coo. that means pryears, 2010 to 20 126789 he's been chief of staff for this year. i guess last year and this year, and that's about it. >> we have our own wikipedia here on the set. >> we all want to be introduced to this guy. do you want
Univision
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
hace la fiesta popular. >>> estamos viendo en pantalla al ex presidente bill clinton y a la casi ex secretaria de estado, hillary clinton, es interesante, jorge ramos, porque en esta toma de posesión no estamos viendo el 1,8 millón de personas que se reunieron para la toma de posesión del presidente barack obama, se calcula que alrededor de 800 mil personas habían aquí, sin embargo en la segunda toma de posesión de bill clinton arribaron unas 400 mil, así que el presidente barack obama no está tan mal. >>> es bonito también ver a hillary clinton, porque como ustedes saben que ella le ecnontraron un coágulo, después de una caída que tuvo en una gira por asia, y ahora está bajo tratamiento, es impresionante verla y ver al ex presidente bill clinton que todos lo recuerdan que es el único en mucho tiempo que dejó la economía de estados unidos con un superhábit. >>> también es interesante ver la explanada nacional, los que no tienen un boleto para poder ver la toma de posesión, también la primera dama y el presidente pasaron el sábado ofreciendo su servicio a otros,
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
scarborough. and his rating, it's always been an independent. >>> up next, how does bill clinton see his relationship with hillary? there is a fascinating tease. big bill speaks out on hillary. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at lea
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
joe scarborough. and his rating, it's always been an independent. >>> up next, how does bill clinton see his relationship with hillary? there is a fascinating tease. big bill speaks out on hillary. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> president obama's inaugural at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> president obama's inaugural parade will feature eight floats including a hawaii float to honor his birthplace, an illinois float to honor the first lady's home state and a kenyan float just to mess with republicans. why not? it's a parade. everyone loves a parade. >>> back to "hardball." bill clinton answers a question about hillary clinton's health and her plans for the future and thoughts about what lies ahead for their relationship. >> she's always been very, very healthy. and she has very low blood pressure, very low standing heart beat. i tell her she's still got time
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
tuning going on? guest: typically, at least the president i worked for bill clinton, would work on the major speeches up to the last minute. i understand that president obama has some of those tendencies as well. this is such a big moment for the president that he has to make sure he fine tunes it. it is his voice. speech writers can give him a great draft but i think at this moment he's putting his final touches on it himself. host: we've been talking this morning about second inaugural addresses and a lot of references to lincoln's second saturday much more famous than his first address but that is the exception. guest: i suppose it is. there aren't a lot of inaugural addresses out there. but lincoln's definitely stands out. i'm trying to think offhand whose president's second inaugural address resinated more than the first. possibly my president, george bush. because it was such a different picture at the second term than at the beginning of his first. host: both of you bush, 43, president blin's second inaugural address was longer than the first. guest: yes, we had quite a chal
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
because there was this young arkansas democratic governor bill clinton unseating an incumbent republican president. the uncomfortable part of that memory for democrats is that even though bill clinton did beat president bush in 1992 he did so with only 43% of the vote. bill clinton got 43% of the vote that year. president bush got 37% of the vote. and even though it is always a bad idea to do math on television, this one isn't that hard. if you add up 43 and 37 you do not get anywhere near 100% of the vote. what happened to the rest of the vote? the wacky thing about the 1992 election in terms of thinking about american binary red versus blue party politics is that another guy who ran that year, a third person, got almost 20% of the vote. it was ross perot, right? giant sucking sound. ross perot got a very large proportion of the vote for a third-party candidate. nearly 20%. and who knows how the votes would have been divided between bill clinton and george h.w. bush had ross perot not been in there that year. but one thing that's often forgotten about the 1992 race was that r
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am EST
for the people of america. but here's the problem. ronald reagan and bill clinton both enjoyed very prosperous second terms because the economy rebounded strongly. i'm saying economically. they saw the economy of the country getting much, much stronger in their second terms and that always gives you a chance to do other things. there's not much sign of real recovery in america's economy now. and if it doesn't recover soon, president obama won't have much wiggle room really on the economy, will he? >> but there are things that he can do through his leadership that could stimulate the economy. the economy and corporate tax reform. corporations, their outreach to business leaders. business leaders are begging for corporate tax reform. to have tax reform being part of a debt deal, all of these things will help get the economy on course faster than it is now. >> listen, it seems to me this is the absolute crux, isn't it? this sort of paralysis we've seen in washington, the very silly behavior that many would see, as we've witnessed in the last two years. this has to come to an end. i'm q
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
stuff gets done. >> the 1996 re-election of bill clinton basically settled the debates of '95 and '96. so you go into '97, bill clinton and newt gingrich destied politics are behind them and they cut a deal. was his victory going to break the fever in the republican party? in other words, were republicans, if obama wins going to realize that pure obstructionism wasn't a winning strategy? and i think the initial evidence is no, the fever hasn't been broken. if you look at the fiscal -- the way the fis kas call cliff went down in december, not a very encouraging sign for moving forward. i think, you know, this week, the republicans have decided they're not going to play chicken with the debt ceiling. >> i've spoken to senior republican senators actually who were almost laughing as they said okay, he had his fun with the fiscal cliff, you just wait for what's coming around the corner with the debt ceiling. so i don't really share your optimistic view of what have may happen. let's take a break. jamal, i'll come back and ask you, what have been obama's great triumph of triumphs and g fail
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. they did it to george w. bush for eight years. we did it to bill clinton for eight years. bill clinton was smart enough crafty enough to find a way to rise above and beat us at every turn. he did it by continuing to reach out. i always say when i was a lawyer, i had pictures after congress, all these pictures of bill clinton with much appreciation. it would drive my law partners crazy. appreciation for what? you impeached him. i said yeah, those were the days. you got to reach out. >> here's a question i don't think any of us can answer. only the president can answer. can he utilize the power, the threat of power of the presidency the way lyndon johnson did with regard to resolutions during the course of the vietnam war? one senator voting against him, not being with him. frank church had voted against the vietnam war. lyndon johnson says the next time you want to damnen your district call frank church. can barack obama utilize the inherent power of that office? >> if he has personal relationships -- lyndon johnson had remarkable relationships. they knew when lyndon called lynd
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